Culture Shocked in China+

Hello all! The past few days have been a whirlwind of culture shock and adventure! It all started on the...

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Broaden you’re horizons when travelling with Smaller Earth.+

Three days after my 21st birthday, I flew to Brisbane, Australia where I spent four and a half months traveling,...

Read More+ 8 months ago

7 Reasons to Au Pair Abroad+

There are many reasons to au pair abroad. Here are 7 of them just for you. 1. A regular pay...

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My ‘Wicked Awesome” Au Pair experience in Boston!+

The use of ‘Wicked’ in Boston is often used a general intensifier: “That’s wicked nuts!” Often used as an alternative...

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My Gap Year in The Australian Outback+

Jodie is currently on our Outback Australia program. Read about her stories and find out what it’s like living in...

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My tales of teaching English in China!+

Hello! I’m currently 3 months into my Teach and Travel program in China and I’m loving it! Definitely the best...

Read More+ 2 years ago

6 Reasons to TEFL in Prague+

The surroundings. Prague is the real deal. All I heard before I left was how beautiful it was but it still...

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Living the Au Pair Life in Madrid+

My name is Mary; I’m 19 years old and currently studying a CACHE Level 3 Childcare and Education Course. I’ve always...

Read More+ 2 years ago
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7 Reasons to Au Pair Abroad in China+

1. China Has Superpowers! Oh no, wait, China is a superpower…still, that’s pretty cool. China is the next big thing...

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Canada to an Englishman+

So I’ve started to unpack my bags here in Canada and officially getting settled in for this wild ride that’s...

Read More+ 3 years ago

Insights in the Outback+

Have a read of Lydia’s adventures down under in the Outback of Australia! One of my responsibilities at the farm...

Read More+ 3 years ago

Vamos ir a España! – My Au Pair Experience+

Read about 19 year old Melinda’s time being an Au Pair in Spain  First of all, I have always wanted...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Au Pair Adventures in the US of A+

Emma is 24 years old, and having a great time in the USA. Please read below to see how her...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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China – Through the eyes of a Scotsman+

My name is Daniel and I was looking to pursue an adventure of a lifetime! I was luckily enough to...

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Hanging out with the kings of the jungle+

I just returned my from my amazing volunteering experience at Antelope Park in Zimbabwe. I spent a fantastic 2 weeks...

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Things to do in Sydney | Top 5 adventures+

There are tons of things to do in Sydney and working out what is best to do can be tough,...

Read More+ 3 years ago

A Night Owl’s Life Down Under!+

Toni has just finished up her first job while being apart of the Work and Travel Australia program at a...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Living the Au Pair American Dream!+

Jane is currently working in the USA as an Au Pair and having a fantastic time! See how she is...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Exploring Down Under, Mate+

My name is William and I am a 19 year old traveler. I am currently exploring my way around the...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Saying Goodbye to India+

Lara just sent in her final blog as she makes her way back from her internship in India. A huge...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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My Treevolution Experience!+

Bex is 19 years old and has just returned from Zambia and had a blast! Read on for an insight...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Interning in India: One Week Left+

With less than a week left in India and 8 more days until I’ll be home, I feel like time...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Adventures with an Internship in India+

So, quite a few updates are necessary. Monday I interviewed my first child for my research study. I realized that...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Au Pair Spain – My Story+

Lauren is currently working as an Au Pair in Spain and having a blast! See how she’s been getting on...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Adventures at the Taj Mahal: Interning in India+

Lara is now settling into her second week interning in India, has seen one of the world’s greatest wonders, and...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Lara from the field: Interning in India+

Lara checked in with us this week to tell us about adventures (and misadventures) when interning in India: Well its...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Volunteer Work in Africa+

Africa volunteers have unique and widely diverse opportunities both to teach and to learn. Although jungle drums are now seldom...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Work and Travel in the US+

What better place to spend your gap year than the land of opportunity? Smaller Earth offers some great programmes for...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Work and Travel in Australia+

Take one of Smaller Earths work and travel in Australia programs for the ultimate Australian adventure which requires far more...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Jetting Off to an Internship in India+

I’m sitting here in Montreal at the airport waiting to board the plane for the first leg of my journey...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Getting Ready for Internships in India+

Lara Esrey, currently studying Psychology with a minor in International Development at McGill University, will be jetting of to Jaipur...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Work and Travel in Canada 2014+

To truly experience the vast and changing landscape that is Canada and take in the fascinating and diverse cultures of...

Read More+ 3 years ago

Budget Travel -The World-Traveling College Student+

KC Owens has written and submitted this article. KC is a college student who loves traveling, college life, fitness and a...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Life is better in Banff…+

  We are so excited to share in Lydia’s journey. She headed over to Canada to volunteer at the great...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Gap Year Job Opportunities+

Gap years are becoming increasingly popular for people who are between important life stages. They can provide unique opportunities for...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Jobs Abroad+

Working abroad is an amazing experience and one that allows you to really feel a part of the country you’re...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Au Pair Jobs Abroad: Explore a New Culture+

An Au Pair placement is a great way to travel and get employed in jobs abroad, get to know a...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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A Gap Year Abroad: Travel and Volunteer Programs in Africa+

A gap year spent travelling and volunteering can be one of the most rewarding experiences in your life. Volunteering Abroad...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Preparing for a Ski Working Holiday in Canada+

Preparing for a yearlong travel adventure involves a fair amount of work and advanced planning. Ashley Betts from New Zealand...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Life in China; my Au Pair experience!+

We are so excited to share Amy’s journey with you! She is currently living in Beijing and is loving Au...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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My Au Pair China Trip!+

We are excited to start sharing the blog posts from one of our Au pairs who is headed off to...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Why Take a TEFL Certification Course Abroad?+

First, you might be asking what is a TEFL certification? The Teaching English as a Foreign Language (also known as...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Pass on Your Passion – Sports Coaching Abroad+

If you’ve a passion for sports and a desire to see the world, combine the two with a Smaller Earth...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Working Ski Season in New Zealand+

What comes to mind, for you, when you read ‘New Zealand’? Other than hobbits, sheep, Peter Jackson, or hobbits. Anything?...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Au Pair Spain – Life with a Spanish Family+

Our Au Pair in Spain program provides you with a unique opportunity to become part of a Spanish family.  You...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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10 Reasons to Visit Budapest+

2013 promises to be another exciting year to visit Budapest.  With it’s vibrant night life, history and culture, delicious cuisine and scenic...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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The Realities of Au Pair Life in Spain+

Jenny is a 23 year old from Sheffield, UK.  Check out her blog about what it’s like to be an...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Football Academy in Budapest – Ujpest FC+

The sports coaching abroad program will give you the opportunity to be mentored by UEFA A qualified coaches in one...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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The Top 10 Things to do in Madrid!+

Take a look at our top ten recommendations to enjoy the best that Madrid has to offer. From sight seeing...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Spending the Summer as a Volunteer in Greece on Conservation Projects+

We want to say CONGRATS to one of our latest volunteers – Ali is headed off to enjoy two weeks...

Read More+ 3 years ago

Top 10 Must-Have Travel Apps+

Turn your smartphone into a perfect travel partner with these Top 10 Must-Have Travel Apps! You’ll have everything you need...

Read More+ 3 years ago

Camp Leaders Prep Days+

As a camp director, have you ever wondered how your Camp Leaders participants know exactly what to pack or how...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Working on a Gap Year in Australia+

It’s well known that Australia is a key destination on the pilgrimage made by thousands of gap year travellers each...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Au Pair Spain: A Summer Job Abroad perfect for you!+

10 reasons why you should be an Au Pair in Spain 1.You’ll learn a new language! Spanish is the third...

Read More+ 3 years ago

Your Big Year 2013+

Charles Batte, a 24 year old from Uganda, is currently coming to the end of a round the world ambassadorial...

Read More+ 3 years ago

Work as an Au Pair Abroad+

A great way to travel and see life through the eyes of a family unit in the country you visit,...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Home Away From Home+

Natalie took part in the Camp Leaders program, find out what her experience was like.. Before I started university I...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Take Your Passion For Sport Abroad+

Passionate about sport? If you think you’ve got the passion and the basic skills to help educate others about your...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Traveller Treevolution+

We all understand the importance of looking after our planet, and doing everything we can to promote recycling and rainforest...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Volunteering Abroad – What Does it Mean?+

When you think of volunteering abroad, it’s very easy to think of an unpaid working holiday, using your time to...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Get employed with a Gap Year Job in 2013+

If you are considering taking a Gap Year in 2013 then why not get a head start of the career...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Having trouble finding a job in the UK? Get a guaranteed job in Australia!+

Graduates, school leavers and job seekers over the past few years have expressed difficulties at finding a job in the...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Need Some Gap Year Travel Advice?+

Deciding what to do on a gap year can be a pretty daunting task. There are just so many activities and places...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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5 Things You Must Do Before Volunteering Abroad+

If you’ve ever thought about working abroad but wondered what sort of preparations you’d need to make before you go,...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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The craziest start to our gap year in Australia+

David & Laura kickstarted their gap year in Australia with the ‘Full Aussie Package’.  This is their experience. This has...

Read More+ 4 years ago
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My experience as a volunteer in Thailand with Smaller Earth+

Julia Whitehall spent 6 weeks as a volunteer teaching children in  Thailand. Three days of my English teaching experience has been spent...

Read More+ 4 years ago
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Lights, Camera, Summer Camp Job+

So after filling in what feels like the longest application form in the world, and got to the next stage...

Read More+ 4 years ago
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Life on the work and holiday Canada program+

I have spent the past 5 most incredible months living and working in Canada and it is not over yet!...

Read More+ 4 years ago
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Stuck For Gap Year Ideas?+

Final exams are looming, and for many the sweet reward of a gap year beckons afterwards. Smaller Earth are offering...

Read More+ 4 years ago
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Living The Dream with Camp Leaders!+

Hayley shares her experience of working at a summer camp in the USA… It has always been my dream to...

Read More+ 4 years ago
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If you can stand the heat then get in the Kitchen!+

Jodie worked at Camp Harlam in 2011 as support staff.  This is her blog about life in a summer camp...

Read More+ 4 years ago
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Instructing Horse Riding at Summer Camp in America+

Charlotte Forbes has been instructing horse riding at summer camp for the past 3 summers. If I’m honest I decided...

Read More+ 4 years ago

Christmas in China+

On Dec 15th our Au Pairs, host families and staff gathered in Hangzhou to celebrate Christmas! One of the year’s...

Read More+ 4 years ago

Power To Be+

KT Chaloner, creator and owner of Power To Be We’ve all been there – you make a New Year’s resolution...

Read More+ 4 years ago

Stress Free Packing and Preparation Tips+

Stress free packing really means packing light and taking less! Here at Smaller Earth we’ve had to pack a few...

Read More+ 4 years ago
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Travel Tips & Things to Think About When Buying Travel Insurance+

Travel Tips from World Nomads Here are a few things to consider when choosing your insurance to make sure that...

Read More+ 4 years ago

Life at USA Summer Camp+

Alex spent nine weeks working at a summer camp in Pennsylvania. Find out about his experience at Tyler Hill Camp…...

Read More+ 4 years ago
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The ‘American Dream’ – Au Pair Style+

How I started my adventure with Smaller Earth. My name is Hannah and I am from Wales in the United...

Read More+ 4 years ago

Top 8 Places to be for NYE+

Here at Smaller Earth, we realize that New Year’s Eve is a very big deal. It’s a time to forget...

Read More+ 4 years ago
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Maine Camps Give Back After Hurricane Sandy+

The Maine Summer Camps have traditionally embodied a culture of philanthropy and community service, and this practice held true when...

Read More+ 4 years ago
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Explore with a Working Holiday in New Zealand+

Our guest blogger is back! After giving us her thoughts on Thailand and Australia, Elle is currently enjoying a working...

Read More+ 4 years ago
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Season’s Greetings from a PADI Divemaster Intern in the Seychelles+

Christmas is closing in and it’s bright and sunny outside, with blue skies, palm trees waving in the wind, and...

Read More+ 4 years ago

One Big Trek Across America+

 Hannah spent 9 weeks working at summer camp until she started her 4 week adventure across the states. After my...

Read More+ 4 years ago
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Life as a Volunteer Abroad in Thailand+

Amelia’s story continues as a volunteer abroad in Thailand. She spent two weeks teaching English in Thailand on a volunteer...

Read More+ 4 years ago

Discovering Australia+

It was 2010 when I decided to peruse my dream of traveling ‘down under’, through the cities of Australia. After...

Read More+ 4 years ago
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On the Road to Thailand+

  This past summer, Amelia Johnston, a photographer from Canada, went on the trip of a lifetime to Thailand to...

Read More+ 4 years ago

‘Chick Flicks’ in Chinese+

I am convinced that living within an intimate family and learning a new language is the best way to really...

Read More+ 4 years ago

An American in Auckland+

It took three flights to travel from Indianapolis, Indiana to Auckland, New Zealand. The longest flight lasted over fifteen hours....

Read More+ 4 years ago

A Letter from Jaipur, India+

Hi Avery! Everything is going great here! I’m loving every minute of it. Everyone I work with is so friendly...

Read More+ 4 years ago
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Definition of a ‘Park Steward’+

As I boarded the plane in Denver, Colorado last June, I had only a rough idea of what the coming...

Read More+ 4 years ago
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Destination Guide to Thailand+

Thailand offers endless scenic settings, activities and sights to feast your eyes on, whilst taking you on a whirlwind of...

Read More+ 4 years ago

From Indiana to New Zealand : Working Abroad+

After four years of college, a summer job and more than your average amount of research, Maddie prepares for her...

Read More+ 4 years ago

Destination Guide to Australia+

Thanks to the growth and brute strength of the tourist industry, any sense of the remote and unique cultural attractions...

Read More+ 4 years ago

Au Pair China: Make it Your Second Home+

Hanover College graduate and Indiana native Caitlin Huey prepares for her Au Pair in China departure: What inspired you to...

Read More+ 4 years ago
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The Foundations+

I was born into an army family. My father was in the Parachute Regiment, and my mother was a nurse...

Read More+ 4 years ago

Kick-Starting Reforestation in Zambia+

Just over two weeks to go until the start of Trees for Zambia, a reforestation and eco-education project in Livingstone,...

Read More+ 4 years ago
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A Ship is Safe in the Harbor+

A ship is safe in the harbor, But that’s not what ships are built for. Because in the sum of...

Read More+ 4 years ago

Kelsey > Jaipur, India+

Kelsey just graduated from University of New Hampshire (congrats!).  Today she flies to Jaipur, India to start her Internship. What...

Read More+ 4 years ago
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Summer in Banff National Park in Canada+

Janay, who just finished her first year at the University of Denver, landed in Banff National Park in Canada yesterday...

Read More+ 4 years ago

China on a Shoestring+

Sacred Heart University’s rising sophomore, Brent, writes from on the ground in Beijing: What inspired you to be an Au...

Read More+ 4 years ago